Winston Plywood & Veneer Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 27, 2024 3:22 PM
Affected by the Winston Plywood & Veneer data breach? Personal information, including potentially names, addresses, SSNs, and financial data, may be at risk. Learn steps to protect your identity and access complimentary identity protection services.

Notice of Data Security Incident at Winston Plywood & Veneer LLC

Winston Plywood & Veneer LLC, a prominent player in the building materials industry, has recently experienced a data security incident. The company, known for its dedication to service and quality plywood products, has reported that personal information may have been compromised. For those potentially affected, this news might be concerning, and it's crucial to understand the implications and the steps you can take to protect your personal information.

Understanding the Breach

The incident was disclosed to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, signaling the gravity of the situation. While the specific types of consumer information exposed have not been detailed, it's common in such breaches for sensitive data to be at risk. This could include names, addresses, social security numbers, and financial information.

Immediate Steps to Take

If you believe you might be affected by this breach, there are several measures you can take to safeguard your identity and credit:

  • Review Your Account Statements: Keep an eye out for any unfamiliar transactions or activities. If you spot anything suspicious, contact your bank or credit card provider immediately.
  • Obtain a Credit Report: You're entitled to a free credit report from each of the major credit bureaus annually. Visit Annual Credit Report or call 1-877-322-8228 to request yours.
  • Consider a Fraud Alert: Placing a fraud alert on your credit files makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Contact one of the major credit bureaus to set this up.
  • Security Freeze: You have the right to place a security freeze on your credit report, which will prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent. Contact Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion to activate a freeze.

Complimentary Identity Protection Services

Winston Plywood is offering 24 months of complimentary identity protection services through IDX. To enroll, visit IDX Identity Protection or call 1-800-939-4170 using the unique code provided in the notice. The deadline for enrollment is June 26, 2024.

For More Information

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, Winston Plywood has set up a dedicated line at 1-800-939-4170, available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm CST.

Staying Informed and Vigilant

Winston Plywood deeply regrets the incident and is taking steps to enhance security measures. As consumers, staying informed about our digital footprint and being vigilant about our personal information is more important than ever. Regularly monitoring your financial statements, being cautious with your personal information online, and understanding your rights can help mitigate the risks of identity theft and fraud.

For complete details on the breach and the full Notice to Consumers, please refer to the disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Remember, taking proactive steps now can provide peace of mind and help secure your personal information against potential misuse.

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